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Iran Fact sheet - facts and figures

Iran Fact sheet - facts and figures

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As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to increase, it is more important than ever to understand the basic facts and figures of Iran’s nuclear program, economy, society, and foreign affairs. This simple fact sheet will aid and inform policy-makers on the current conflict by shedding some light on the complex challenges facing the United States. It hopes to improve the quality of debate within policy-making circles.
As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to increase, it is more important than ever to understand the basic facts and figures of Iran’s nuclear program, economy, society, and foreign affairs. This simple fact sheet will aid and inform policy-makers on the current conflict by shedding some light on the complex challenges facing the United States. It hopes to improve the quality of debate within policy-making circles.

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Published by: The American Security Project on Mar 01, 2012
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www.AmericanSecurityProject.org1100 New York Avenue, NW Suite 710W Washington, DC
FACT SHEETIRAN:
 acts and fgures 
 
Bryan GoldMarch 2012 As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to increase, it is more importantthan ever to understand the basic acts and gures o Iran’s nuclear program, economy,society, and oreign aairs.Tis simple act sheet will aid and inorm policy-makers on the current confict by sheddingsome light on the complex challenges acing the United States, and by doing so - improvethe quality o debate within policy-making circles.
Population -78.8 Million
•
8
th
largest in the world
•
 Approximately ¼ o the population o the US
•
Roughly the population o 
 Arizona, Caliornia, Oregon,Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas 
- combined
(July 2011 est.)
Religion:
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Shi’a 89%
•
Sunni 9%
•
Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha’i 2%
Population o Tehran -7.19 Million
 
•
Roughly twice the size o Los Angeles
Total Area -636,295 sq. mi
•
Slightly larger than Alaska
•
Slightly larger than the combined areas o the Western United States, Arizona, Caliornia,Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho
Borders -7 States
•
 Aghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, urkey, urkmenistan
Coastline -2,440 km
•
Roughly the length o Caliornia
Languages Spoken:
•
Persian 53%
•
 Azeri urkic and urkic dialects 18%
•
Kurdish 10%
•
Gilaki and Mazandarani 7%
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Luri 6%
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Balochi 2%
•
 Arabic 2%
 
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Unemployment Rate -11.5%
•
(2011 Iranian government estimate)
Drug Use -2%
•
Roughly 55% o the heroin produced in Aghanistan transits Iran
•
 Approximately 2 million Iranians are addicted to drugs (2.8% o the population over 15)
(2011 est.)
GDP -$331 Billion
 
•
18
th
largest in the world
•
Slightly larger than Venezuela
(2011 est.)
GDP Per Capita Income -$12,200
•
Roughly hal o Saudi Arabia’s GDP per capita income
(purchasing power parity, 2011 est.)
Infation Rate -22.5%
 
(2011 est.)
Oil Exports -2.523 million bbl/day 
 
•
3rd largest exporter behind Russia and Saudi Arabia
(2009 est.)
Oil Imports -115,000-120,000 bbl/day o gasoline
(2009 est.)
Natural Gas Exports -7.87 billion meters
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25th largest exporter
(2010 est.)
Export Commodities
:
•
Petroleum 80%
•
Chemical and petrochemical products, ruits and nuts, carpets
Export Partners
:
•
China 19%
•
India 14.8%
•
 Japan 11.6%
•
Other: urkey 8%, South Korea 6.7%, Italy 6.2%, Spain 4.7%
(2010)
Exchange Rate per USD -10,800 Rial’s per $1 USD 
(2011 est.)
Internet Users -8.214 million
 
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Roughly 10% o the total population
 
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Military Expenditure -2.5% o GDP
(2006)
Deense Budget -113 trillion Rial
•
Roughly $9.2 billion USD
(2011)
Deense Capabilities
:
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523,000 active troops
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350,000 Army, 125,000 IRGC, 18,00 Navy, 30,000 Air Force
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40,000 paramilitary 
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350,000 reserve
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Does not include Basij militia
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90,000 active; 300,000 reserve
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1 million can be mobilized, 2005 est.
(2011)
Resources
: CIA World Factbook, US Department o State, PBS, IISS Military Balance 2011, World Bank 
Strait o Hormuz 

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